Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 14, 1974 · Page 7
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 7

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 14, 1974
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Aid for School Lunches By William J.Scherle Fifth District Congressman Twelve o'clock comes all too slowly to squirming youngsters in classrooms. Stomachs rumble and the clatter and smells of kitchen production interrupt even the sternest instruction. Each year, 25 million children rely on cafeteria fare to get them through the day energy-wise. For another 9 million, free breakfast and lunch provided at school supplies the bulk of their daily diet. But inflation's magic wand has played havoc with items on the school lunch tray. The most costly purchases — meat, fruit, and vegetables — are often the first to disappear. Fulfilling two needs, the U. S. Government began in 1935 to purchase surplus perishable foods, keeping wobbly farm prices more stable. At the same time, they channeled the goods to school lunchrooms where this bounty nourished students for just nickels and dimes. Since then, the average price of these lunches has leaped to 75 cents, as foreign buyers have discovered America's lush horn of agricultural plenty. Although a boon to trade, the shiploads of fresh produce sent abroad have gobbled up extra food stores once cheaply diverted for student needs. Realizing the impact of inflation and foreign food sales, Congress has taken decisive action to bolster school meal programs. Cash contributions by the government have been upped to over 10 cents on each lunch and nearly 9 cents for every breakfast. In addition, it picks up much of the tab for free meals to needy students. But schools still needed access to farm goods at bargain prices. With the market's food glut brought under control. Congress needed to find a substitute for surpluses. The solution was really quite simple. Some $300 million had lain in reserve year after year for USDA to manage overloaded produce stocks. That cash was now free to buy greatly needed staples. Last week Members of Congress voted overwhelmingly to make use of those dormant funds, moving the school lunch program from a slow simmer on the back burner to a full-fledged boil. Consternation has marked United Nations proceedings since its early beginnings. Hoping to resolve acute squabbles over this year's agenda, U.N. officials cloistered themselves away in a small, hot basement conference room to create a mood of pressure. Shirts soaked with sweat and ties awry, disheveled diplomats emerged mere hours later with a major portion of the compromise in hand. The moral of this story for international bargaining is clear: with a little pressure and a lot of steam, big problems can be ironed out! Talk about government spending — taxpayers footed the bill for a $60,000 study by the Council on Environmental Quality which uses the ecological launching pad to dictate land use. Entitled The Taking Issue, the book glosses over its dubious function: "A study of the constitutional limits of governmental authority to regulate the use of privately owned land without paying compensation to the owners!" Want a copy? It's for sale from the Superintendent of Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, May 14, 1974 Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. At $2.35 a copy, it seems like they fleece you coming and going. Many Bald Iowa Men are Having Hair Transplants Now that the kitchen table has been cleared of check stubs, stacks of receipts, and paper debris left over from figuring federal income tax, broke and exhausted taxpayers are eyeing the gaping tax loopholes enjoyed by a few. In an effort to explain these tax discrepancies, some individuals who should know better are looking for a whipping boy and have clouded the issue by unrealistically blaming the President for all our tax ills. Actually, loopholes that do exist are legal, and, if unfair, must be corrected by legislation. As Chief Executive, President Nixon can do no more than recommend Congressional action. One House committee controls all tax matters, the Ways and Means Committee. Like it or not, the blame (or credit) for allowable loopholes must be borne by it. Both parties have held the reins in Ways and Means — in the last 40 years, Democrats have controlled the Congress for 36 years, the Republicans for,4 years. Now, Members of Congress in the control seat would rather shift responsibility for tax reform to the President, leaving a false public impression that he could change the law. Considering the fact that the President cannot raise or spend one single dime without Congress's nod of approval, this supreme job of buck-passing is particularly ridiculous. In 1972, 402 of the wealthiest people in America paid no tax, each of them boasting incomes from $200,000 to well over $1 million. People have a right to complain about the irrationality of their heavy tax load while others get away scot-free. But, tax loopholes could be easily plastered shut by the Ways and Means Committee members. In Washington's carnival-like atmosphere, the President has been set up as a decoy while those who really regulate tax law are constantly dodging needed changes. Perhaps they feel it is harder to hit a moving target! By Melinda Miller (Drake University Journalism Student) DES MOINES — With baldness occurring to some degree in 40 per cent of all men, it is not surprising that in Iowa, hair transplants are the foremost type of cosmetic surgery for them. Dr. James Stallings, a plastic surgeon here, sees about one man a week who would like to have the procedure done, and Dr. Christian Radcliffe, professor and vice-chairman of the 3 Westsiders Attend Funeral WESTSIDE — Mr. and Mrs. Don Bornhoft and Mrs. Leroy Wiebers went to Mitchel, S.D. for Mrs. Dora Hagge's funeral. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Walde and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walde of Denison took Mrs. William Walde to Des Moines to visit for a week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Yoakum. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Boltin of Omaha were weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Druivenga. Sunday afternoon Mrs. Boltin and Mrs. Druivenga attended a bridal shower for Janice Reik of Omaha. The shower was held in the Darwin Reik home in Odebolt. Mr. and Mrs. William Chambers of Boone were Department of Dermatology at the University of Iowa, said that 111 patients have had transplants done there already this year. While private physicians cannot quote fees for ethical reasons, Dr. Radcliffe said patients at the university are charged $8-$10 per "plug" depending on the difficulty of the procedure per individual., Each "plug" is taken from the back of the head, and contains 10-12 hairs. It is approximately four millimeters in diameter. "Since the hair on the back of the head is the last to go, when it is transplanted to the front it maintains this characteristic and generally lasts the lifetime of the individual," Dr. Stallings said. However, he stressed that the process is an on-going one since the original hair surrounding the transplants still falls out, requiring futuretransplants. "Over the long run, the complete procedure will cost several thousand dollars," Dr. Stallings said. • The transplants can be done either in the doctor's office (as Dr. Radcliffe does) or on an out-patient at a hospital (as Dr. Stallings does). Either plastic surgeons or dematologists may perform the transplant. Dr. Stallings usually does 40-50 plugs during an hour-long session. In about a year, the new growth will be as long as the rest of the hair. Although the individual will never quite have a normal full growth of hair, Dr. Stallings believes that transplants are better than being bald or wearing a wig. "I think that men hate to wear wigs," he said. "Anything artificial is repugnant to them." The only advantage of a wig is that of cost. While a top quality wig would cost about $500, the price of hair transplants would begin at about that and may go higher depending on the baldness of the individual. Although hair transplants were first performed in 1958 by Dr. Normal Orentreich, a New York dermatologist, Dr. Stallings believes that many men still aren't aware of the procedure. "The number of people having hair transplants done is increasing fast as more people learn about it," he said. "It certainly is worthwhile to look as good as you can. Call it vanity — call it what you will." Distributed by the Iowa Daily Press Students plagued by the yearly job search may be interested in HEW's new pilot study. Designed to plug eager collegiates into lucrative work, a computerized job bank was programmed in an area where many young students earn their way through school. Over 8,000 openings were compiled in varied fields from sales and service to bilingual translation. The master control would spin out opportunities, plunging students into exciting part-time or full-time jobs. In some cases, the career would be more than a marriage of convenience, particularly where employers would generate tuition as an extra. Although just in experimental stages, hopes are high in HEW that automated job mating will compute. All the bickering over this year's military budget overlooks a.central fact: despite its seeming increases, defense spending for 1975 just allows a stand-still posture, with little new money for research and development. In many respects, the Department of Defense is like a log-rolling contest — a certain amount of legwork is needed just to keep from going under. weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis. Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mason and Shelly Mason took Vickie Bundt back to Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Mick Massman, Tammy, and Chari of Council Bluffs were weekend visitors in the Verle Massman home. They were all Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bell of Vail. Mrs. Henry Kroeger was honored for her 80th birthday with a party hosted by her family. About 125 guests attended t> from Larchwood, Fostoria, Milford, Des Moines, Arcadia, Vail, Manning, Exira, Grant, Pocahontas, Carroll, Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo, SOLVENT PROPERTIES OF OW« US TO ATTAIN PERFECTION tt* IMtt ^CONTENTS 12 FIB The name's Olympia Beer. But our friends call us Oly. And if you've traveled around the country, we may already be friends. Or there's a good chance somebody might have brought you a six-pack of ice cold Oly to share. Anyway, we're here now and we think you're going to like us. Olympia Beer. You owe it to yourself. OLYMPIC All Olympia cans and bottles are recyclable Olympia Brewing Company, Olympia, Washington 'OLY*®

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